The State of Illinois Plan for increasing health services1 to the citizenry evolved as a result of a growing intensity of economic, social, and population pressures. There is no need to detail these pressures here, as they have been recounted in a series of reports2-6 that have alerted the public and their legislators to the need for change.
The University of Illinois' plans for increasing health care for the citizens of the state includes expansion of all its health professions, colleges, and schools. This report, however, will describe only those proposals relating more directly to medical education.
The volume of physicians services delivered to a given area can be increased by: (1) increasing the number of physicians in the area (through increased production, retention, or in-migration); (2) increasing the number of years of productive service of each physician; and (3) increasing the efficiency of the physician.